A Load Of (Recycled) Rubbish

(I was going to do a pun on Blur’s “Modern Life Is Rubbish” or try to get Suede’s “Trash” in there somewhere but thought better of it.)

Xmas Recycling

» The Echo has a list of locations on Merseyside where you can recycle your Xmas trees.

In Liverpool there is the Household Waste Recycling Centre at Jericho Lane who will collect trees. There are also 12 drop off points around the city. -> More info

Recycle your Crimbo cards too :
The Woodland Trust is running a Christmas card recycling scheme – take your cards to Tesco, WH Smiths, M&S or TK Maxx. -> More info

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In other (slightly related) snooze… Article via the The Grauniad:

Pay as you throw’ household waste trial shunned by councils

Councils are intending to shun a “pay-as-you-throw” trial for household waste that would see residents rewarded for recycling or charged for producing too much rubbish, according to research released yesterday.

None of more than 100 councils in England that responded to a survey said they were planning to apply to take part in a pilot of incentive schemes, which forms part of the Climate Change Act. Many were worried about the impact of bin charges while others believed it would undermine efforts to encourage recycling or would not suit the demographics of their area.

The survey, conducted by the Press Association, found that many councils were embracing fortnightly rubbish collections, and that the system was helping to boost recycling levels. Councils with alternate week collections had, on average, an almost 10% higher recycling rate than those without such schemes…

… Ellesmere Port and Neston borough council, Cheshire, said the initiative would “damage the goodwill that has been built up over the years” with residents who were already participating in their successful recycling scheme.

» Full article

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